Tory Lanez Clarifies Statements Comparing Tekashi 6ix9ine To Tupac
In an interview with Tim Westwood (Dec. 3), Tory Lanez offered some choice opinions about Tupac's Me Against the World in relation to Tekashi 6ix9ine's Dummy Boy album, which was released during his incarceration for racketeering among other crimes.
"It's really sad to see somebody at that platform...it kinda reminds me of, like, Bobby Shmurda," Lanez said. "But Bobby Shmurda didn't even get to go as far. For somebody to go that far, you got Kanye, Nicki Minaj, your album's dropping. It's like, the only ni**a who had sh*t like that popping was Tupac...When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album. Not to say it was the biggest album of all fu**ing time, but it was a pretty big moment. It's sad he's gotta be locked up during it, is all I'm saying."
Since many people have taken issue with the statement, Lanez took to Twitter to clarify what he was trying to say.
I did not compare 6ix9ine to 2 pac ... I just said they both dropped big albums from jail at the level of fame that they had . Get off my d**k .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) December 4, 2018
While the Canadian MC makes a solid point seeing as how both Shakur and the "Gummo" rapper released talked-about albums from behind bars, the mention of the two lyricists within the same sentence seemed to have thrown the public off balance.